Thursday, May 28, 2009

You Capture: Family

I haven't been very "inspired" lately so I did not participated the past two weeks with You Capture. This week I am back on board with the challenge of Family. Or in my case: children since I neglected to take a family shot! Here are some of my favorites from this past weekend. Ironically these happened on the same day. Grandma was here and took the kids to playland and it was sooo hot. So, when we came home we hopped in the sprinkler.
Stopping long enough for a picture...hurry up Mom there is lots to do!
I should mention that Alex climbed all the way to the top in order to go down the big slide and guess what happened? Yep, he freaked out and yours truly had to go rescue him!

Sprinkler fun!! I had a hard time picking these. In most of the shots you can tell Hannah is singing and dancing!
Taking a moment to enjoy the mud!

Head on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry to see some great captures!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Somebody Loves Steel Cut Oats

So much so that he has to try to get every last drop out of the bowl.

Not snotty nose above, just the milk that was in the bowl, also doesn't it look like he is holding an imaginary spoon? I know the photos are overexposed, way to bright, but I wanted to get him holding the bowl up so I didn't have time to think about lighting.

Weigh In

I have a major headache right now, so I feel like I can't make complete sentences let alone form a paragraph so I am going to do bullet point this week.

  • I think setting the goals really helped me
  • I did stay away from the sweets :)
  • I almost lost 2 lbs...
  • However I gained 1 lb last week, so really I only lost 1/2 a pound!
  • Somehow that breaks me even for the challenge
  • My starting weight and ending weight are pretty much the same
  • I only have 10 weeks until the wedding
  • I didn't do so well with the shred
  • I am going to keep the same goals for next week
  • This time focusing on shredding!!
  • That is all

Forgot to link up: Head on over to the Sisterhood to be inspired on your weight loss journey!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Is He Still There?

Hannah has recently taken an interest in the fact that Jesus is always with you. She has started asking questions...all sorts of questions. Here are a few of them:

Is Jesus with Grandma? Alex? Daddy? Fuzzy?
Why doesn't Jesus live in Fuzzy's heart?
Does He see me when I am in the bathroom?
Does He go with me when I go upstairs?

On and on the list goes. However, the other night she didn't want to go upstairs by herself. When I questioned why, she informed me that she was scared that He was going to follow her again. LOL! Then a little bit later she told me that she was didn't want Him to follow her anymore.

I don't think she really understands the concept!

Weigh in Wednesday

Where to start? I guess I'll just jump right in. I gained this week. (Hangs head in shame.) That's right, I gained a pound!! Not exactly what I was going for, but I'm sure it is just muscle right? LOL! Last week I wrote out why I wanted to lose weight; which is great but I think I need something a little more concrete. Like some goals. For the first week I wanted to keep them simple so I can reach them;) So here are my goals:

  • I am aiming to lose 2 pounds this week
  • I am going to do the Shred everyday
  • Run at least 3 times this week
  • No sweets (for the week)

Onto the new week. Let's see how many I can cross off my list.

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Not to be overly dramatic or anything, but I do need your help in deciding about my decor. What do you think? Is it too much blue? Do you like the arrangement? I know I need to fill the other two cubbies and I am wondering if I need more with the diffusers. Also, you can't see the candle holders since they are on the top shelf, so I am wondering if I should buy bigger holders that you can see. Decisions, decisions! Tell me what you think....because I am so indecisive that it took me three weeks just to pick out what I have! I don't want it to be another three weeks before I finish it.
You can click on the picture to make it larger. Also, I feel like I should mention (from my husband) that he has been begging for a new TV! One that will fit in the hole better and you know that has a flat screen. Also, I will post a full room before and after very soon!

You Capture Week Nine

This week's challenge was expression. I chose the literal definition of facial expressions. This was my favorite shot. I might upload a few more later on, but I don't have the time right now!
I'm sooo hungry. That is what I hear all day long! This shot was taken right after I told her that she just ate breakfast and did not need a snack yet. Sigh, life is rough when you are four!
As always, head on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry for more captures!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Weigh in Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

  • I almost didn't weigh in today.
  • I really was not motivated all week long to exercise.
  • So I did not exercise and I ate a bunch of junk.
  • Somehow I managed to not gain weight.
  • I feel like I am not taking this seriously.
  • Do I really want to lose weight? Of course.
  • Am I willing to sacrifice in order to do so? Apparently not.
  • Thankfully, I realize that this is a journey, a marathon not a sprint.
  • I am used to losing weight pretty easily.
  • It is hard to realize that I am getting older and my body does not work like that anymore.
  • I decided to make a list as to why I want to lose weight:
  1. I want to look good in my sister's wedding
  2. I want to look good for my husband
  3. I want to look good for myself
  4. I want to fit into my clothes again
  5. I want to be at a reasonable weight before I get pregnant again
  6. I want to stop being paranoid about the way people see me